# Welcome to the Project :) There are a ton of features and interesting directions this project can go in, and far more than I can implement on my own in a reasonable timespan. I want to scale out feature ownership to interested people. See the "plans" section on the main [README](/README.md) for an overview. If you would like to help out, but don't know how, I probably have time to mentor you! The more people I teach about the underlying architecture, the more I realize certain things can be fixed up, and I have a lot of fun teaching, so you're doing me favors! Specifically, there are a few areas that I would love external help with: * better docs: whatever you find confusing! * performance tuning: this should obliterate leveldb and rocksdb performance. if it doesn't, please submit a flamegraph and workload description! * a better C API: the current one is pretty unfriendly * generally any new kind of test that avoids biases inherent in the others * writing a SQL parser General considerations: * API changes and additions should begin by opening an issue, and later move to implementation after it's clear that we are interested in changing the API in the proposed way * all PR's block on failing tests * all PR's block on breaking API changes (with the sole exception of the emerging C API) * don't be a jerk - here's our [code of conduct](./code-of-conduct.md) Want to help sled but don't have time for individual contributions? Contribute via [Open Collective](https://opencollective.com/sled) to support the people pushing the project forward!